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NMTCs, HTCs Revitalize Historic Market District

“This is a neighborhood that our company has been working in for years,” said Jason Chamlee, developer at Model Group. “This area of Over-the-Rhine has, to date, received very little real estate investment. Market Square will be absolutely transformational.” ... Read more 

Model Group Announced As Developer for The Landing

Mayor Tom Henry and the Fort Wayne Downtown Development Trust today announced The Model Group has been chosen to redevelop The Landing along West Columbia Street in downtown Fort Wayne. ... Read more 

OCCH President's Message: A Little Soul Searching

We are a creative and resourceful affordable housing community. We need to think of new ways to deal with concentrated poverty and the creation of new opportunities in nontraditional neighborhoods. A couple of examples: • Our friends at the Model Group are using that same limited legislative authority to move Section 8 project-based subsidy in the Over-the Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati to preserve affordable housing while opening up opportunities in this now trendy neighborhood for high end condominiums and apartments. ... Read more 

Fresh Start at NKy Scholar House

A few months ago, Debbie Williams was stuck: Living in subsidized housing in Roselawn, working two jobs, rushing to day care with her baby. It was a cycle of futility, she said. And although she was a committed nurse's aide, she could not find time or energy to go to college. "Life just shows up, and there's nobody to help you," Williams said. "You just sink or swim." But now Williams, a 34-year-old single mom, is at home in Northern Kentucky Scholar House. ... Read more 

Will Walnut Hills Rise Again?

“These buildings were bad,” says Bobby Maly, chief operating officer of Model Group, which is running the gut rehab that will turn the three (long unoccupied) buildings into 30 market-rate apartments and 7,000 square feet of commercial space. “They took on a ton of water. There was fire [damage], asbestos, mold, lead—all the good stuff.” ... Read more 

Maple Knoll Launching $10M Renovation

The nonprofit intends to update 149 apartments in two connected buildings that make up the Meadows complex, which is home to 155 low-income people. Plans call for 40 apartments at a time to be renovated. Contractor for the project is the Model Group of Walnut Hills, and the architectural firm is Newbar Design Group of North Avondale. ... Read more 

What "In Progress Renovation" Looks Like at Trevarren Flats

Renewal is afoot! You'd have to try really hard — like, really hard — not to notice the wave of rejuvenation currently coursing through the Queen City. And no, it's not just Over-the-Rhine. (But hey, "a rising tide...," right?) ... Read more 

Mending Friendship Acres

Affordable housing for senior residents in Blanchester may be about to get “a shot in the arm.” The Cincinnati-based Model Group hopes to renovate one of the two buildings that make up Friendship Acres in Blanchester. Both buildings house 125 people, mostly seniors. A decision to continue with renovation plans will be made in June, when the Ohio Housing Finance Agency is expected to announce recipients of tax credits. Model Group is also working to solicit private lenders. ... Read more 

We're hiring! Construction Project Manager

A Model Construction Project Manager (PM) will successfully manage all projects and/or tasks to exceed the expectations of the clients, both external and internal. He/she will be responsible for managing personnel, including Assistant Project Managers, Project Coordinators, and co-op students/interns. ... Read more 

Broadway Square development helps lift Pendleton

City leaders credit a Walnut Hills-based real estate company for being among the developers who have worked to change the neighborhood adjacent to Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. ... Read more 

Broadway Square Leasing Now!

Applications are now being accepted for Broadway Square one- and two-bedroom apartments. ... Read more 

$27M Central Parkway Y Renovations to Start Soon

Walnut Hills-based real estate developer Model Group and Fairfax-based Episcopal Retirement Homes are working together to develop more than 60 apartments for seniors on the upper six floors of the building. ... Read more 

Developers to spend $9 million on major Walnut Hills project

Two things attracted Model Group to the project. “Walnut Hills is one of the neighborhoods that is in a prime position because of its location and proximity to downtown and Uptown. In the short-term, it’s an area that has a lot of blight and negative activity. But it’s positioned in the long run to reemerge as a strong asset for the city,” Maly said. “Kevin’s persistence is the second reason. We’re interested because they already have a much bigger vision.” ... Read more 

Green Hills Starts Apartment Renovations

Green Hills will use a $9.5 million project to renovate and update 76 apartments built in the 1970s. The project will address accessibility issues while continuing to provide affordable rents for people 62 years old and older. ... Read more 

$14M Redevelopment Project Coming Near Findlay Market

The Model Group, which is already well underway redeveloping a large portion of Pendleton with its Broadway Square project, is preparing to reshape an entire city block near Findlay Market. ... Read more 

Press Release: 13 Ohio Communities Receive State help to Save Historic Buildings

"The Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit leads to investment in both small towns and big cities,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. “These projects strengthen local communities and create construction jobs during the renovation and permanent jobs once the building reopens." ... Read more 

Evanston apartments part of improvement plan

Developing the St. Ambrose is part of a four-year implementation of a neighborhood improvement plan that focuses on the Five Points area. ... Read more 

15 New Senior Apartments Opening In OTR

Fifteen new apartments for seniors will open soon in a 150-year-old Over-the-Rhine building that has been a saloon, grocery store, restaurant and barber shop...Elm Street Senior Housing will have a manager who lives on-site and amenities including a laundry room, community meeting space, resident services office, elevator and courtyard. The building is expected to seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver certification for energy efficiency. ... Read more 

Seeds of Development Sprouting North of Liberty

Maly said he's in the "very early stages" of looking at possible projects near the market on Race Street. It may take up to five years, he said, but the area's walkability, proximity to the market and urban core cachet will help make it an attractive place to live. "Just like we thought Pendleton (south of Liberty) was going to be a good neighborhood, we think (north of Liberty) is going to be a pretty strong area for commercial and residential," Maly said. ... Read more 

Apartments' goal: Change Lives

“Our intention was for families to live here awhile to save money and be able to purchase their own homes. We’ve had well over 600 families through the course of 24 years who have gone on to homeownership,” said Tina Lytle, Thomaston’s director of resident services. ... Read more 

Scholar House Comes To Northern Kentucky

A hub of support for single parents struggling to provide good care for their children while working and going to college is about to sprout in Newport. Construction of the Northern Kentucky Scholar House, consisting for 48 two- and three-bedroom apartments, a quality daycare center, and space and staffing for life-skills classes, is expected to begin in June. It’s hoped the project will be finished and ready for tenants a year later, in June of 2015 – leading to a more promising future for those who pass through its doors. ... Read more 

Anna Louise Inn's New Era

The Anna Louise Inn to be built in Mount Auburn was hailed Thursday as a testament to perseverance. Supporters of the project said the new facility helps continue a more than 100-year-old legacy of providing affordable housing in the community. ... Read more 

Model Group Tenant Receives Uptown Consortium Loan

The fund was launched in the summer and made its first loan in July to The Model Group, a Walnut Hills-based property development, commercial construction and management company, said Uptown Consortium President and Chief Executive Beth Robinson. Proceeds from the $10,000 loan were used to help renovate a 1,400 square-foot space on Burnet Avenue in Avondale to expand Stag’s Barbershop, which has been in the neighborhood since the 1950s. The shop now has a full beauty salon offering hair, nail and feet treatments in addition to haircuts for men and children. ... Read more 

Model Group is Fifth Largest Commercial Developer

The Model Group is listed by the Business Courier as one of the top five largest commercial real estate developers in the Greater Cincinnati area. ... Read more 

$26m Development Coming Near Horseshoe Casino

“This is a big deal for Pendleton,” said Bobby Maly, chief operating officer of Model Group. “We’ve been excited about that neighborhood for a while.” ... Read more 

Evanston Demolishing Troubled Site for New Homes

Hundreds of neighborhood residents and civic leaders turned out to watch her begin the demolition of the century old structure that's become a community eyesore and magnet for crime. In its place, the Model Group will develop 26 new units called the St. Ambrose Apartments, named for the patron saint of learning. ... Read more 

Model Group Receives State Tax Credits for Pendleton

Two hotels and seven small apartment projects were the local winners in the state’s latest round of historic tax credit awards, receiving almost a third of the state’s $30 million available... ... Read more 

Developer rehabbing vacant Over-the-Rhine building

The Model Group starts renovation of the building, located at 1500 Elm St., tomorrow, said Bobby Maly, chief operating officer. The building is owned by Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, ... Read more 

A Model Community for Redevelopment

Model Group was fortunate enough to develop a partnership with the Evanston Community Council about four years ago to help implement the “Evanston – Five Points Urban Renewal Plan.” We have completed three projects in Evanston to date, all along Woodburn Avenue. They are Woodburn Pointe senior housing and two single-family rehabs. We are in pre-development on more, including the renovation of St. Leger Apartments from 81 units to 26. And we’re looking forward to additional phases as the planning process continues. ... Read more 

A Housing Project Upgrade Done Right

The redevelopment of the site was identified as a top community priority in the Lincoln Heights Urban Renewal Plan and Revitalization Strategy of 2001. Model Group worked closely with the residents of the Valley Homes Redevelopment Task Force and the Lincoln Heights Planning Commission to develop designs appropriate and sensitive to the surrounding community. ... Read more 

Model Group's Plan Could Transform Evanston

Model Group has finally taken the big step in its efforts with Evanston community leaders to clean up Five Points, one of the city’s worst crime spots. ... Read more 

A Transformation in Lincoln Heights

Before and after footage of the transformation of Valley Homes to Villas of the Valley. Beautiful! ... Read more